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County Commission District C race pits city councilman against fmr. secretary of state

Posted at 6:27 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 09:52:52-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown has termed out of his seat in District C leaving the position open for two newcomers, Stavros Anthony and Ross Miller, to race for the powerful position without facing an incumbent opponent.

Stavros Anthony has spent the last decade representing Las Vegas City Council Ward Four as a councilman and two-time mayor pro tem.

Before his life in politics, Anthony was a police officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for 29 years, and he has established himself as a pro-public safety candidate.

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“I’m looking forward to continuing my public service on the Clark County Commission," he said, "taking care of the graffiti and shopping carts, and supporting police officers, and that’s always going to be my priority because that’s what I’ve done.”

Anthony's second main focus if elected would be to support the area's economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic has abated.

He has urged a speedy opening of businesses caught in the stranglehold of the virus.

“We have to open safely, but the most important thing is we have to open up businesses,” Anthony said.

Miller's platform is similar, but he has a different history backing his race to the commission seat.

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“I think there are only two issues people care about: staying safe and getting jobs back,” Miller said.

He has been a prosecutor, lawyer, and two-term Secretary of State in Nevada.

As SOS, Miller said he worked on Gov. Brian Sandoval's economic board with the goal of diversifying Nevada's tourism-dependent economy.

"I think we need to do a better job of trying to recruit business here, during this recession, to replace some of those lost jobs,” he said.

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Miller also said his experience as a prosecutor allowed him to understand the needs of the justice system, public safety, and crime prevention efforts starting with the men and women on the street.

"We’ve got to do everything we can to keep everybody safe," he said. "That means continuing to make sure Metro gets the resources that they need to help our economy and keep everyone safe.”

The winner of this race would represent District C for four years.

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